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Old 03-19-2011, 04:23 PM   #1
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Winter Overhaul of 1968 GT undercarriage

Along with my good friend I have undertaken to drop out the axle and under wrap to expose the 43 yr. old frame. Not too bad, I knew the step was toast and the rear end was about to drop. We have exposed the undercarriage and cut out the rear frame supports and will attach new ones tomorrow. The step frame has been rebuilt and soon to be reinstalled. We will condition and POR the undercarriage next week. Some wiring and new propane pipe and fittings will follow. What a shock to see the realignment of the rear end to the frame as we jacked it up to stabilize it. Alot of grinding and cleaning so far. I included some "Before" pictures. I will run an "After thread when done. Again I am learning alot as we go. Thanks to the great community who answer all my threads
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Old 04-11-2011, 09:48 PM   #2
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Winter Overhaul continues...

The rain and crazy stormy weather cost alot of weekend time. So I got the teardown of the black water box finally done. Undercarriage has gotten wire brushed and ready for treatment. The water heater is coming out next as is the refrigerator. The new tank box and about 6 right side frame inserts are being customized. The step is done and awaits installation. We are soon to turn the corner and begin welding and replacing . Here are a few more pics.
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Old 05-09-2011, 08:47 PM   #3
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EEsh, is that what the tank box is supposed to look like? So far, I've only found pieces of mine. Nice work, many thanks for the pics of your project!
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New pictures on the GT restoration

Hi Folks,
I removed both the original refrigerator and water heater aqnd of course found the usual damage. I rebuilt the frame to take a nice new Dometic fridge. I installed the metallic 50's screening over the drain area to keep out the bugs=happier wife. Also the water heater area had very bad floor damage. It is now repaired, bolted with aluminum lags into the frame. I just tore out the rear lower frame to remove the LAST of the wood damage. By the way, check out my replacement black water tank box all done and ready to go. I am running out of damage to fix now. Next update I should have the POR-15 done and outriggers completed. -Thanks, Randy.
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More Pictures..

Heres the new fridge-
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